ATCs: Baby Girl

2.5" x 3.5" pen and markers

2.5" x 3.5" pen and markers

I just finished this card I did for a monthly trade on Atcsforall.com.  We’re assigned a partner and make a card they might like based on information they provide in a profile.  This drawing is of my partner’s granddaughter.

I think I did okay here.  I was trying to capture a sense of innocence in the eyes.  It’s hard to do.  When I’ve tried before the poor kids in the drawings just look surprised or startled.

Working on these cards really helps me sort out drawing problems.  The white of the paper is so less intimidating when it’s the size of a baseball card, and I find that I don’t feel so bad about chucking a piece or “wasting” media when I’m working on them.

What I love the most is the feedback that I get from the people I trade with.  It feels so good to know that you’ve made something that people cherish.

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8 responses to “ATCs: Baby Girl

  1. Ann

    She’s adorable! Nicely done.
    I like your self portrait card too 🙂

  2. This has to be one of the most meaningful cards ever traded @ AFA!

  3. the one you made this for must have fipped with joy!!! I like your blog very much and enjoy the sketches and words. I feel the same way about the smaller size –I do one heck of a lot more
    that way that I would never get done otherwise…..

  4. Deb

    You are so good at what you do. Wanted you to know that I have been admiring your works for sometime now. Keep it up, and continue to gift us with your vision.

    1000 Blessings of Good Karma to you.

    Deb
    (Dadreemer)

  5. Mellanie, this card is absolutely stunning. As always, I am in awe of your talent!

  6. genxster

    Wow! Thanks ladies. Your comments mean so much. I cherish each one. I’m so pleased with how this turned out. The owner is pleased too. You can’t ask for more than that. I’m so pleased that you like it too.

  7. I enjoyed looking through your work tonight!

  8. genxster

    Thanks! I enjoy your artwork also.

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